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Once something goes inside the event horizon of the black hole, nothing escapes except maybe Hawking radiation.
Originally posted by shefskitchen
Forgive me if I'm wrong, but isn't there a black hole at the center of our galaxy? What ray could escape that?
"The mass of the star fell into the black hole, but along the way it heated up and produced a burst of energy in the form of a powerful jet of radiation, [which] we were able to detect through space-based observatories."